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Trekking through town

A drone photo of the Trillian Trekkers fundraisers having lunch at Kai Iwi lakes, after a busy morning at Dargaville Primary School. For the full story and more photos read Trillian trek in town ... Read More

Green light for Easter trading

Shuttered shops in Kaipara on Easter Sunday can be consigned to history with a decision to give businesses in the district the freedom of choice — to open or not — ending more than a century of restriction. Kaipara District Council decided...... Read More

Northpower ownership review

Three public meetings have been held by the Northpower Electric Power Trust to seek feedback from consumers over share ownership and the options they face. The review on the future of shareholder ownership is required to take place every five years and...... Read More

Vintage day out planned

The Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club will be bringing its engines to life at a ‘Crank up day’ on April 1 at Harding Park. This year the committee is hoping to attract a range of newcomers to the event “especially those who have never...... Read More

Ambulance appeal

The St John Heart of Gold Annual Appeal is running from April 3–9 and the Northern Wairoa unit is hoping not only to raise money, but also recruit new volunteers in the process. Secretary of the Northern Wairoa area, Elaine McCracken, has been...... Read More

Revitalising our tourist roads

The 16-year-old Twin Coast Discovery Highway is about to get a marketing makeover as part of ‘Northland Journeys — the Byways’ project — placing the Ancient Kauri Trail from Maungaturoto to Omapare on the tourist map. Regional...... Read More

Trillian trek in town

The Trillian Trek, formerly the Variety Bash, came through Kaipara last week. The 135 trekkers drove up from Matamata to Cape Reinga, marking the group’s 27th year, and over those years more than 20 million dollars has been raised for Kiwi kids...... Read More

Tsunami siren testing

Sirens from the far north to Mangawhai will be tested on Sunday, April 2 as part of a twice-yearly check to ensure they are working correctly. Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management spokesperson Victoria Randall said the sirens will sound at 9.20am...... Read More

Learning about the ecosystem

Students from Otamatea and Dargaville high schools have attended two NCEA accredited training days run by the Northland Regional Council Enviroschools programme. The Enviroschools programme teaches students about living so the society and economy nourish...... Read More

Prepare a warm winter retreat

With daylight savings set to end this week and winter just around the corner, it’s time to take stock and make a checklist of all those necessary chores which ensure a warm and comfortable season. While it’s always good advice to plan early,...... Read More